I made the transition between CDs 2 and 3 seamless. There's a sudden quiet (not a tape cut, it's part of the actual show) between the drums and space tracks, so I saw no need to create overlapping fade tracks, as both CDs 2 and 3 end and begin quietly.
March 11, 2012 Subject:
How right you are Joe
My review is , read JoeShoe's review. I was at this party and my gawd does it sound great. From rosemont no less - the venue with the worst live sound. Amazing. On a side note - The Rosemont Horizon (Allstate Arena now) is near River Road. I remember thinking that when they played the song and wondering if they knew that.
~Let the good times roll
February 18, 2010 Subject:
ex s1, ok s2
Set 1 is wonderful
Set 2 is decent but somewhat clunky (but with a few great moments)
No, wouldn't agree that this is one of the best of 93. Many better ones as a whole.
June 18, 2009 Subject:
This is one of the cleanest sbd's around. All the intstruments are distinct and the mix is round and full.
This was my third Grateful Dead show and the first that I really enjoyed. I ate some red dragons before the show and was quite ready for the music.
They open with a fat Stranger, Jerry and Vince both rip it up on the jam. Stagger Lee shows up nicely. The Same Thing finds Jerry and Bobby trading blues licks. Jerry pulls out a Peggy-O w/ sweet vocals and a particularly poignant solo. Queen Jane is the best version out there, I remember the drummers really pushing the jam and it comes through here. Great sing along Ramble on Rose, ramble on baby! Jerry busts out that fat funky tone for the jam and pushes it over the top, an all time version IMO. Take that 90s haters! This 12+ minute Let it Grow is indeed a savage. With Jerry and Vince again leading the charge, they give this tune a severe thrashing.
They open the second set w/ Vince and Jerry noodling their way into my first Eyes. Jerry sparkles. Very dynamic and bouncy w/ Jerry really ripping into his solo's. Wondering where the nutthatch winters, wings a mile long... Nice to get two Wake of the Flood classics in a row. Despite being well played w good harmonies, the Way to Go is the low point of the show, thats not saying much this is a very solid show. Only the third Lazy River Road is well played. Corrina haters be damned, this version rocks! Bobby throws a couple extra made up verses to spice things up and Phil lays down some supremely phunky phills. This Corrina is all that! No kidding. Leads into a dynamite jam that eventually finds its way into the final Mind Left Body Jam. While not quite 6-28-74 they play around w theme for a few minutes and there is no mistaking that its the MLB. I love this jam and this one is quite melodic. Great space w/ Jerry playing his 'bass'. This Wheel is among the best I've heard from any era. The place was in ecstasy for this one, everyone blissing out and spinning like dervishes, an all time version for sure. Jerry gives Jimi lessons on Watchtower, attacking his strings like a madman. The big man gives his all on the SOTM. I remember him doing deep knee bends and belting out the final words like only he can. NFA is off the hook w/ furious jamming. I remember thinking the NFA chant was some sort of wierd slogan chanting mind control shit, but like I said, I was pretty high! lol
The Its All Over Now, Baby Blue encore is absolutely trancendent. My favorite version of this song by any band ever. As if to leave no doubt as to the special quality of this concert, Jerry says 'goodnight everybody' after the encore, the only time I heard him speak onstage.
This is one of the more solid shows of the 90s start to finish.
5 stars for perfect sbd, 4+ for show.
(I give a show 5 stars if I think it is one of the best of that year/era. Trying to compare shows from different eras is impossible, the sounds are so different it's like apples and oranges)